Conservative who served Welsh interests for nearly 30 years despite the indifference and hostility of his own party
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Tuesday 10 September 2013
Diary of a cricket obsessive
Ashes 2013: James Anderson hopeful that Kevin Pietersen will be fit for third Test in his recovery from a calf strain
Tuesday 23 July 2013
The batsman was forced out of the remainder of the second Test but Anderson is keeping his fingers crossed that he will be fit for the Old Trafford clash next week
Tuesday 16 July 2013
England’s head coach insists teams now wait for umpire’s decision after controversy in first Ashes Test
Friday 12 July 2013
But Michael Angelow is a 62-year-old grandfather now and has turned down The Duckworth Lewis Method's request for a repeat performance
Sunday 16 June 2013
It could all have gone terribly wrong.
Tuesday 21 May 2013
England batsman may miss the start of this Summer's Ashes series as he continues to recover from a knee injury
Wednesday 20 March 2013
The batsman has been ruled out of the final Test against New Zealand, and is a concern for the Ashes
Wednesday 16 January 2013
Cricket, a sport with a gender-bias rap sheet almost as long as golf, has taken a landmark step towards greater equality between the sexes after it was revealed that two of the successful England women's team will play for Sussex County's second string in the 2013 season. This might in turn lead to female cricketers competing at the highest level of the men's game, a development Clare Connor, former England captain, called "not beyond the realms of possibility".
London 2012: G4S security guard accused of spitting at soldier and calling him 'baby killer' at Olympic archery event
Monday 30 July 2012
Security guard alleged to have abused soldier in an apparent reference to his service in Afghanistan after the member of 35 Engineers asked to search him.
Sunday 05 June 2011
Friday 27 May 2011
Back when the Somerset all-rounder Ian "Beefy" Botham walloped the Aussies single-handed (with a bit of help from a hairy Bob Willis) in this bombastic but gripping look (from the same director, James Erskine, who made the similarly stirring documentary about the 1990 World Cup One Night in Turin, Gazza's tears etc) at the giddy 1981 Ashes.
Monday 21 March 2011
Saturday 08 January 2011
The trial of the brash cricket lover and former financier Allen Stanford, which was scheduled to begin this month, has been delayed indefinitely by a Texas judge in the wake of fresh and disturbing questions about the deterioration of Stanford's mental and physical health in the 18 months he has already spent behind bars.
Saturday 20 November 2010
David Cameron and Nick Clegg came under ferocious attack from Labour last night for attempting to "fix" Parliament in the favour of the coalition parties.
Friday 01 October 2010
Protean is a grandiose word for reviewers to avoid; "variable, versatile, taking various forms", says the Concise Oxford. But consider David Lloyd George: nearly beaten to death for denouncing the South African adventure and Man Who Won the War; anti-imperialist and snapper-up of territorial bargains in 1919; Home Ruler and sender-in of the Black-and-Tans; land nationaliser and Surrey proprietor; Welsh Nonconformist and round-the-wicket adulterer; admirer of Keynes, admirer of Hitler; scorner of the Lords and Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor. "Protean" hardly says it.
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
- 1 Rowan Atkinson to sell £10 million McLaren 'supercar' he crashed into a tree and a lamppost
- 2 The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty
- 3 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness